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Former New Windsor Supervisor George Green Has Passed Away

Former New Windsor Supervisor George Green Has Passed Away

The Orange County Post is extremely saddened to hear of the passing of former New Windsor Supervisor George Green.  He died Monday morning at the age of 76 after a long fight with COPD and its complications. Green kept our newspaper up to date on important New Windsor area news for decades and was a dear friend of its Publisher Everett Smith.  On hearing the news of George’s death Everett said “George Green knew more about New Windsor than anyone I’ve ever known. He knew every street and every neighborhood in the town. When there was a problem in New Windsor you could count on George to be there and be on top of it. He was always open with this newspaper and never tried to influence our content or our coverage of any stories.  He was my friend for over 40 years, and I will miss him.”

In addition to his leadership as Supervisor, Green also served as an Orange County Legislator from 1998 to 2005. In 2018 Green was awarded the Spirit of Innovation Award  by the Orange County Partnership for Economic Development.  Among other contributions he was acknowledged for his foresight in developing such things as the largest All Inclusive Playground in the region,

Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus released the following statement
“I had a great working relationship George and he was well-respected by his peers,” Neuhaus said. “George was a dedicated and hard-working man and took great pride in representing the residents of New Windsor. You always knew where you stood with George, which I always appreciated. He will be deeply missed and my thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt issued the following statement regarding Green’s passing “Nikki and I are heartbroken over the news of the passing of Supervisor George Green. George was a legend the likes of which we will never see again. He dedicated himself to his beloved New Windsor for more than half a century, whether it be as a police officer, county legislator or town supervisor. George loved our town and loved its people. He knew every part of the town like the back of his hand. His legacy and impact will stand the test of time. I will always appreciate his friendship. Prayers are being offered for his beloved wife Debbie during this time and his many family and friends. God Bless George. Rest easy.”

 

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